Create Your Next Job

It’s important to be incredibly proactive in your job search. You can’t sit around waiting for your dream job to tap you on the shoulder. Study the profession or industry you are targeting and determine 50 companies you’d most prefer. Conduct extensive research, set up Google Alerts and figure out their challenges.

Next, craft a solution for them that you can share directly or through social media. You want to get noticed as a problem solver who is offering to help them with no expectation of anything in return. When you are perceived as an expert in your field, that is when recruiters and hiring authorities hunt you down.

Read what your potential hiring authority reads, hang out on line where they hang out, post on blogs they read, comment on articles they write and follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter. Be their greatest fan while you are positioning yourself consistently as an expert in your field. You will be amazed at how much more fun it is to have hiring authorities approaching you with potential opportunities.